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SEGA Removing "Poor" and "Average" Sonic Titles From Retail


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I have to say, this was an interesting announcement.

Any thoughts on what should stay on store shelves?

OK, just looking through Metacritic, these games are being pulled (current gen only):

Sonic the Hedgehog 2006

Sonic Unleashed

Sonic and the Black Knight

Sonic Classic Collection DS

Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

Sonic and the Secret Rings

Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity

Sonic Rivals

Sonic Rivals 2

and these are staying:

Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

Sonic Rush

Sonic Rush Adventure

Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection

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While Sonic Rush and Rush Adventure aren't the GREATEST, they are easily the best Sonic games to be released in a good long while- that is to say, they are really GOOD.

Heck, I'd even bite and say Rush 1 was fantastic.

When people clamor for a return to Sonics' roots, why do they always forget Rush and Rush Adventure, and the three good Sonic Advance titles?

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Sonic Rush was the usual hold-right fest that Sonic Advance degenerated into starting with the second one, along with unpredictable trial-and-error spikes and bottomless pits. In addition to the stages just being really barren overall, barely any enemies around except those times when you are locked into a room and need to kill them all to proceed. It was far from one of the better Sonic games.

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Unleashed is getting pulled?! That was such a great game, with the exception of most of the werehog levels.

S4 in less then a week and my xbox gave me the great E74 a few days ago and I have to wait two weeks for a new system to play it on.:(

On the plus side, I haven't been this productive in years. Music and work have been picking up for me nicely. Guess I gotta give something up....

That'll be it. Monday I am punching my boss in the back of the head. :-P

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Geez, those are a lot of games. Even if they're awful, Sega acknowledging this is the first step in the right direction in what- 8 or 9 years? Ha.

... unless they think too many Sonic titles are just over saturating the market. Yeah, there are too many Sonic titles, but even worse there are too many bad Sonic titles.

I fondly remember the time when Sonic was in his heyday. Maybe this will lead to better Sonic games, and a return to what made the series great.

Not holding my breath though. Sega should just let the series air out a little; maybe that's what they're doing.

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Eh, I still liked Sonic Rush and the advance titles. I saw Rush kinda for what the title is, a rush. It was fun to blast through the stages, and there were some good bosses here and there.

Anyhoo, you also have to remember that the original Sonic team hasn't worked on a Sonic game for how long now? Like, since Sonic Adventure 2 or something? (not sure).

The point is, much like the sad, sad story that is Rare, the group that made the series great is long gone.

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